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Poster: elmagno Date: Sep 23, 2009 5:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

Rupert's post is completely unresponsive to the central question--the exposure of members' email addresses to anyone who would like to get them.

I don't think they would search for the uploader's email via the IA search function. Actually that's a completely absurd notion, right?

Or did I miss the money quote?

This post was modified by elmagno on 2009-09-24 00:43:46

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 23, 2009 11:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

Yes, it would be nice if Rupert were to let us know how IA is going to deal with our concerns in more clear terms. The best suggestion I've heard would be to name the uploader with the user's screen name rather than his or her e-mail address, that would sure make a lot more sense. But how do we go about it? There's a lot of items to go through. But I have an idea. Maybe IA can set it up to where we can make the changes to the files ourselves! WE could change our own information (at least go from e-mail to user name) and IA wouldn't have to do a thing! Or here's another idea, how about if IA were to remove access to these files from the general public altogether? Now this would be tough on me since I've been having so much fun looking at other people's metadata, and I know I would be so hurt if one day I went to look at k-otic's metadata and found it was no longer available to me, but I promise I won't slash my wrists over it. But this would make life easier for everyone, no more worries. If anyone's still reading the crap I've been spouting, let me know what you think of my ideas. Then let IA know what you think.

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Poster: zigoto Date: Sep 25, 2009 12:09pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

I think that a great idea. Let's do it ourselves. And while they're at it, why can't they let us assign the section the item needs to go to. We wouldn't have to ask for it to be moved any more.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 25, 2009 1:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

Hey zigoto ! Did you know that in french zigoto means weird dude ? C'est qui ,ce zigoto là ?

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Poster: zigoto Date: Sep 25, 2009 5:38pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

No I didn't know that. I only knew that there was an old Pathe comedy series called "Zigoto". So I guess the translation makes sense. :)

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 26, 2009 12:58am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

But zigoto is really ok ,compared to therepertoire in french to designate all the shades of oddballs in the universe ! So ,zigoto , is closer to unknown stranger than weirdo ,but still it is a slang word,funy to find here ,as name for an american .Au revoir ,Mr Zigoto!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 26, 2009 2:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

The problem with letting everyone move their own files to whatever section they felt they should go would be that you would have, for example, more stuff like this in Feature Films:
http://www.archive.org/details/Microfisica_Remix
I'm not putting this film down or saying it's good or bad, but it belongs in another section. I saw that there are a few foreign films sections and this is more likely to belong in one of them than here. Also, have you tried looking for feature films using a keyword search, or typing "feature films" in the search bar? You get a listing for all kinds of stuff, most of which doesn't qualify as a feature film. The mess we would have would be worse than the mess we've got now. No, we need to have a moderator, because a library this big needs structure and organization. We had it once here and I'm hoping we'll have it again soon.

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Poster: zigoto Date: Sep 28, 2009 4:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

Of course you're right, it would still need monitoring. I admit, it was mainly the "Classic TV" section I had in mind. I do think that, at least for that section, it would be easier to REmove the few that don't belong there.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 28, 2009 6:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Spam from metadata file?

Yes, it should be easy, but, again, staff are the guys that have to do it, so it puts us right back to the same rut.

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